Written by Lauren Rosier
The British indie-pop band, Pale Waves, shares their latest single, “Easy,” the third single from their forthcoming album, Who Am I?, due on February 12, 2021, via Dirty Hit Records.
“Love can change your whole perspective, not only of yourself but of life too,” says Heather on the inspiration for the single. “It’s the most heartfelt moment throughout the album and it is a genuine, feel-good love song. Originally, ‘Easy’ was a piano ballad but I wanted to put more energy behind the instrumentation to enhance how love can uplift, drive, and inspire you hence the dramatic musical change.”
“The video visually brings to life one of the main lines of the chorus ‘you keep the lights on for me,’” continues Heather. “The whole video’s theme is a wedding, I wore a wedding dress throughout and we shot the video in an old, abandoned church. I am really inspired by the gothic medieval aesthetic and, at the time I was thinking of the video, I was watching a lot of Tim Burton films. His creativity really inspires me.”
“Easy” follows the singles “Change,” a catchy guitar-rock number, which is made of up stories of heartbreak from Heather‘s friends and the reflection of the emotions we all go through with said heartbreak; and, “She’s My Religion,” which sees Heather embrace her sexuality to represent a queer relationship without hiding behind some of the clichés of being queer — oversexualization and experimentation.
I admire the way the band so fearlessly explores these topics and bares all without compromising their beliefs and while being vulnerable. That can’t be easy.
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